Migrants Seeking Asylum Now Forced to Pay Bribes to Enter the U.S.

Migrants seeking asylum are being stopped at the southern border and forced to stay in Mexico until they pay money to Mexican officials, the Los Angeles Times has reported.

Asylum seekers are being funneled to border bridge crossings and are being blocked from approaching the U.S. side, the Times said. These poor migrants, who have traveled long distances to get to the border, are being forced onto waiting lists that are overseen by Mexican authorities. read more